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Highlights of Past Events

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 14, 2009) -- Students at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Colo., got an overview of future space travel through a presentation by Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham, one of a series of All Pikes Peak Reads space events this fall. The students traveled vicariously behind the scenes of China’s manned spaceflight program when Pulham...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 6, 2009) -- What does it feel like to travel in space? That’s what students at the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., wanted to know when astronaut James F. Reilly, II, Ph.D., visited the school last week. Reilly, a Colorado Springs resident and former NASA astronaut, spoke about his three Space Shuttle missions and answered students’...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 25, 2009) -- This week, the Space Foundation Discovery Institute at the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in Colorado Springs conducted a workshop for about 15 Colorado Springs School District 11 teachers so they could become certified to borrow lunar and meteorite samples from NASA. Colorado Springs educators from the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy, Galileo School of...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 1, 2009) -- The festive Aug. 26 opening celebration for the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in Colorado Springs featured special guest Virginia Swigert, sister of astronaut John L. "Jack" Swigert, for whom the school is named.Jack Swigert served on NASA's Apollo 7 and Apollo 13 missions and died from bone cancer in 1982 shortly after being elected to the U.S. House of...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 28, 2009) -- Dr. Peter Wegner, director of the Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Office, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., addressed an audience of 62 government and industry leaders and Congressional members and their staffs at a Space Power Lecture Breakfast today in Washington, D.C.The breakfast was jointly sponsored by the Space Foundation and the National...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 24, 2009) -- The Space Foundation’s Space Discovery Institute classes wrapped up this week in Colorado Springs with a last day rocket launch at Manitou Springs High School. The rocketry class spent the week studying aerodynamics and design and then applying what they learned to building model rockets. On Thursday they launched water rockets made from 2-liter soda...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 14, 2009) -- Jim Maser, president of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR), speaking this morning at a Space Foundation Correspondents Group breakfast in Washington, D.C., said that the U.S. needs a long-term vision for space to allow industry to better align human resources and research and development dollars with government plans. He said the unstable and...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 30, 2009) -- Teachers in the Space Foundation’s Space Discovery Institute have been studying a variety of subjects this summer including extremophile organisms, those that thrive in extreme conditions. Their study included field trips to Cave of the Winds and Fountain Creek, both in Manitou Springs, Colo.At Fountain Creek the 23 teachers conducted field experiments...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 26, 2009) -- The Space Foundation and the Secure World Foundation co-hosted a standing-room-only policy briefing on space weapons earlier this week in Washington, D.C.The audience comprised primarily congressional staff, representing the House and the Senate at both an office and a committee level. Other attendees included representatives from a number of major...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 18, 2009) -- The Space Foundation and Colorado Springs School District 11 (D-11) signed the formal agreement on June 18 to create the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in the former Emerson Middle School in Colorado Springs. The new school will open this fall with a space-related curriculum designed to drive proficiency in science, technology, engineering,...


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